Summer Externship

PLEASE READ: As the impact of Coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to unfold in our communities, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is prioritizing the needs of employers, educators, and partners in the months ahead. In an effort to stay responsive to both businesses and schools, we will not hold the 2020 WE-Connect Summer Externship Program as originally planned. We look forward to serving participants in other ways during this challenging time.

WE-Connect Externship Program 2020

Through this unique professional development opportunity, educators from around West Central Texas work side-by-side with industry peers during a 3-day paid summer Externship experience at participating businesses.


Benefits to Employers

  • Program flexibility to develop an Externship opportunity that fits your needs and scheduling
  • Create lasting partnerships with regional teachers
  • Ensure your workforce needs are understood
  • Increase opportunities for additional career-based activities such as job shadowing, plant tours, and career speakers
  • Directly contribute to sustaining a more highly-skilled workforce

Employer Expectations

  • Choose 3-days within one week to host the Extern during the months of June or July
  • Provide Extern with various career experiences at your company during the Externship
  • First time hosting an extern? View our Business Planning Guide (PDF) for support!

Benefits to Teachers

  • Gain first-hand knowledge of how classroom and learning strategies are applied in the workplace
  • Receive professional development and create lesson plans linking Externship learning to student academic and career planning
  • Receive stipend AND professional development CEUs
  • Enhance classroom curriculum with real-world career connections

Teacher Expectations

  • Interest in building professional capacity around Student Academic and Career Planning
  • Participation in both pre- and post-Externship workshops (May and August 2020)
  • Submit a lesson plan at the completion of the Externship program
  • An interest in maintaining a relationship with the Externship business

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